Latest posts by garjobo

Kiwi tea?

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 12:29

Ok so..technically TEA isnt fruit or veg but heck it's a plant right? In a nutshell, can you grow a tea plant in a greenhouse? Just interesting to pick your own and drink it.

Also, Kiwi plant, was tempted to buy one for £8..and keep it in a greenhouse. Worth the hassle? Same with a more expensive lemon tree..always a nice lookng thing..thinking keeping on on the patio porch...double doors to keep the draft away..but not facing the sun much.

Thoughts welcome.

Herb border

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:27

THANKS for the replies, you chaps/ess know your onions well herbs don't you. I think I should of created this thread in the problem pages - appolgies.

Well...yes, a nice Baytree..amongst other plants..towards the backend of a 'curved' raised bed is what I am after. Asking the impossible question really as end of the day..i dont know myself how to construct a raised bed...a few pieces of old wood basically should do it.

Thanks for tip regarding loose/gritty soil etc...we have terrible clay..real sodden clay...however, i intend to churn it up a little, and basically build the raised bed a few feet above it..throwing in plenty of nice rich compost, manure and indeed sand/pepples.

To ask someone to come up with a 'design' for a area...6ft x 6f..almost triangled in shape..with a backdrop of sleepers and wanting half of it to be ..well..those baytree/tallish shrubs( the neighbours..outta sight outta mind kinda thing )...well..i know im asking too much. But if you chaps do know of a few decent sites for ideas for wooden structures please let me know. Obviously looking myself as well.

THANKS again for the replies. Appreicated.

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:22

Ok won't carry this thread on any further think it's run it's course. Thanks for all the replies, the fact you mentioned, the BASE makes the greenhouse structure more solid..if very important to me. Likewise, the mention by Moonlit that they are going to lose the base altogether.

These are the two important parts for me...losing the base..will i weaken the structure!!

I will indeed give it a go..BUT the thought of losing that Base!! I dont know. What i do know is, i love the look of a greenhouse on a few bricks, and do believe it will help - a little - re warmth etc..and height. I recall my grandads always being  a pain it was just too low once the grapevine overtook etc etc

THANKS again, appreciate time taken to reply.

Herb border

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:39

I have a smallish area ( more a triangle ) which i have decided to create a herb garden in. I have been looking at designs, and reading up on all things herbs...ideally evergreen varierty...aka...something to look at as well as too eat.

Any thoughts / or websites i can go too - which may illustrate how best to construct a..5ft x 5f ( triangle ) area of my garden. Happy to build it high - a couple of fee high anyway. Just ..any designs..and and type of plants.

Ideally i wanted  proper trees/shurbs at the back and the herbs more nearer the front. Any decent types of herbs, which will always grow?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:35

I APPRECIATE that to some this is a dead parrot of a thread - problem answered kinda thing. However, I would enjoy a reply or more from those in the know...aka ..from someone who owns a single sliding door greenhouse.

Mine, not yet still pondering the idea of a small brick wall.

Do you think, i can...perhaps..purchase a sliding rail from B&Q etc...and lay on the outside of my greenhouse wall - thus enabling the sliding door to work ok. I dont want a step at all.


Just not having a greenhouse to hand means I cannot see what im working with so to speak..IS IS JUST A SIMPLE CASE OF WHERE TO PLACE THE SLIDING RAIL if i build a wall and bolt my greenhouse onto it?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:25

So - in a nutshell...When the greenhouse I discard that metal base altogether? and I just use the 'thin' frame and bolt that onto the brick wall i will build.

Then, i will extend the door ( somehow ) and (somehow ) attach the runner to the outside of the ..4 brick high..wall.


Simples yes? No problems you can forsee? Bricks..two width across be enough?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 12:40

Thanks, and too Figrat for pointing that out...had I the greenhouse in front of me I coulkd of seen quite so..simple then.

Knowing my luck, i will wreak this greenhouse  before I get it! But, its now or never i suppose to make it a little higher/potentiall a little warmer.

I suppose its not impossible - somehow - to cut the rail at the bottom..i mean..end of the day not rocket science i create a new sliding door - to slide in front of some bricks is it.

Just asking in case of any other potential problems your aware of thats all. Might give it a go.

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 10:10

Just a thought...perhaps someone can advise...

SURELY, if I build a small brick greenhouse to the wall...the only problem  is the door. SO - ( and not having seen my greenhouse yet..but it is a simple single door sliding to the side ) - cant i just EXTEND the door by a foot. Extend the aluminum ( somehow? ) and 1 pane of glass?

NO ? not as simple as that?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:46

Thats just what was going through my tiny mind..How do you do the door!!! In my head I have a nice wall 5 bricks high or so..looks nice..keeps frost / a little more warm'd you step in!!!!

Im no builder..but think i could lay a few the only option to have steps up to greenhouse and a drop! into it.

I think i'll pass in which case!! Unless any bright soul knows how to do it another way?

Greenhouse base...securing to sleepers?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 14:39

Great, thanks thats what i needed to know. So you chaps are sure then..wont be all 'bendy' etc..i dont need the base, just..somehow? aluminum to a short brick wall then.

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